I am located in Mexico and they offer this model PL50A410C which I'm trying to research about but I find no relavent info throught the net. The only info I can find on this model is from the samsung website
PN50A450 is the most similar model that I could find and I read all of the reviews at curcuit city, best buy, cnet, newegg...etc. on the PN50A450. What I want to do is, since I can't find the PL50a410c I want to use the PN50A450 as a reference or even a cloned substitute for information. I'm still unsure if all of the specs are the same. The images on the PL50a410c look a bit different than the PN50A450 but the connections in the back look the same. I wonder if it's the "same" model but in a different country. Like sometimes they do with Models from store to store, they can have a slightly different model number but have the same specs which the stores do for exclusive prices that way you can't use the "We'll match anyone's price plus a 10% off" gig. I am hoping this is the case with these 2 models.
At the store "Soriana" the PL50A410C looks great for about $1,3000. It beats all of the other lcd or plasmas displayed. The largest display is this PL50A410C at 50" all of the other options are 42" and bellow. There is a 42" "Emerson" brand LCD screen for almost less than $1,000 bux but I'm not sure about the brand. The quality on the emerson looks good compared to a samsung 42" lcd next to it selling for about 2,700 bux. The only reason I'm holding back on the PLASMA is because I'm concerned about the TIR and BURN. That's the only reason I will go with LCD.
So I have a few concerns.
1. TIR and Burn-in. I want to be able to play PS1, PS2 & PS3. The only reason I'm buying a PS3 is because of this 50" Display. Playing War games that display weapons on the corners of the screen or anything for that matter. So far after reading hours and hours of posts and reviews I cant seem to determin what the actual viewing time for static images can be? How long should one play a game or watch a tv show before shutting the TV down or changing the channel?
. As for TV viewing, the channels go to commercials every 10-30 minutes depending on the channel. So if commercials are played, would that cause a permanent Burn or just TIR? Some people say 5-15 minutes cause TIR and claim "BURN" others say 30 minutes. Others say 2 hours and others say 4 hours. Some even say "all day" without any problems.
I want to be able to play action/war games, watch dvd movies, normal TV viewing and connect my laptop to work with photoshop and dreamweaver and play SWAT3 & Ghost Recon.
My bottom line question is:How long is the best time to view content that holds static images. Or how long is exactly "LONG PERIODS OF TIME" that you see in the FAQs? If I cycle through the channels every 10 minutes, will it help prevent these problems?
I'm inclined to buying the Samsung 50" PL50A410C Plasma, but this is the great issue. And does anyone know anything about "EMERSON" brand LCD's?
Thanks for all of your support on this. I really want to make a good decision. It's an expensive buy for my budget and my current economic state and I can't get something that will have these kind of problems. This will be my 1st large tv purchase; all of my other tv's in the past have been bellow 25" tube tv's. I currently own a 19" tube sharp tv.